Public High School Assignment from Albany, New York … Convince the Nazi Teacher that Jews are Evil and Your Loyalty to the Third Reich (Update: Teacher Put on Leave)
OK, this one just gets one big WTF!!! Just when you thought you had heard it all when it comes to public school propaganda, comes the following disgusting and anti-Semitic home work assignment.
High School is supposed to be about challenging students and making them think, but I hardly believe that the following from an Albany high school is the intention of such critical thinking. As reported at the NY Times, students were given an alarming thought puzzle as home work to convince their teacher that Jews are evil? UNBELIEVABLE. Where does one even begin? Just how clueless, insensitive and ignorant could this teacher possibly be? How does one even given such an assignment if such thoughts were not in there mind? How does it even come to a teachers thought that students were supposed to prove they were loyal members of the Third Reich and convince their Nazi professor that Jews were evil and the source of all problems? The teacher’s assignment read as follows: “Please remember, your life (here in Nazi Germany in the 30′s) may depend on it!”
That question was posed to about 75 students on Monday by an unidentified 10th-grade English teacher as a “persuasive writing” exercise. The students were instructed to imagine that their teacher was a Nazi and to construct an argument that Jews were “the source of our problems” using historical propaganda and, of course, a traditional high school essay structure.
“Your essay must be five paragraphs long, with an introduction, three body paragraphs containing your strongest arguments, and a conclusion,” the assignment read. “You do not have a choice in your position: you must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!”
Needless to say that once this inappropriate home work assignment was initially report by the Albany Times Union, the “Scheiße” his the fan. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, superintendent of Albany’s schools states,“Obviously, we have a severe lack of judgment and a horrible level of insensitivity.” That’s not the assignment that any school district, and certainly not mine, is going to tolerate.” However, even though the Albany Superintendent apologized for the assignment, Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard actually defended it by saying that it should have been worded differently. OH, HOW EXACTLY DO YOU REWORD ANTI-SEMITISM? However, it would have been ok if the students were to convince the liberal teacher that Republicans were evil.
The exercise was intended to challenge students to formulate a persuasive argument and was given to three classes, Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard said. She said the assignment should have been worded differently.
“I would apologize to our families,” she said. “I don’t believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivities to our families of Jewish faith.”
One-third of the students refused to complete the assignment, she said.
Vanden Wyngaard said the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum, the tough new academic standards that require more sophisticated writing. Such assignments attempt to connect English with history and social studies.
Pay real close attention to this one as you have not heard the last of it. Vanden Wyngaard stated that the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum. Be very, very afraid parents of Common Core curriculum. Educate yourselves as to the truth of what Common Core curriculum is all about.
Ann Althouse asks the more provocative and truly critical thinking question that should have been asked, “What if you had to argue that Wyngaard’s reaction is anti-education and anti-academic freedom and destructive of the very mental powers that, if developed, enable a citizenry to resist government propaganda of the kind the Nazis deployed?” She is 100% correct, real critical thinking and “persuasive writing” is trying to prove the opposite of what actually happened, not what actually did occur. Of course many of today’s public school educators are too ignorant to understand such things.
UPDATE I: New York school teacher who assigned “convince me your a Nazi and Jews are Evil” homework has been put on leave and could face other disciplinary action after the backlash and mountain of criticism of public disgust. Leave? They should be FIRED!!! One thing that is simply amazing in all of this is the district has not named the teacher, but described them as a veteran. Veteran what?
What is Wrong With These People? Dem Candidate Senator Sherrod Brown Accuses Jewish Republican Oppenent Josh Mandelof Being “Candidate of Big Lie” (Yes, Big Lie is a Nazi Term)
Sorry, but the Democrat Party has a serious character flaw … Yea, this is Obama’s party of civility.
Just how many Democrats are going to show just what human scum they really are and compare their opponents or Republicans to Nazi’s? Anyone that would due so has no concept of what a Nazi is and the trivialization of what this repugnant group of people perpetrated on Jews and the world. The latest piece of human debris Democrat Ohio Senator who claims in the ad below that his GOP challenger is the candidate of the “Big Lie”. Sick. The “big lie” But why would we think that this POS would stoop to anything so low? In March 2011 Brown publicly apologized after comparing Republican governors pushing union reforms to Hitler and Stalin in a speech on the Senate floor. So how does Ohio reward such a scum bag? Why elect him of course.
Senator Sherrod Brown’s campaign issued a new attack ad Friday against his rival, Republican Josh Mandel. In it, the Ohio Democrat accuses Mandel of using the “big lie” strategy in his campaign. The term “big lie” was coined by Adolf Hitler and is commonly associated with Nazi propaganda.
Mandel is Jewish.
The ad states: “Josh Mandel: He has become the candidate of the big lie.” It cites a Columbus Dispatch columnist as the source for the quote. It argues that Mandel has made numerous false statements about his career as state treasurer, among other distortions.
The voters talk about how they are tired of the meanness of politics and they give Congress a 9% approval rating. Really? If America was sincere about their whining polls stated like Ohio would vote this low life out of office instead of rewarding this nonsense with with another 6 year term. So let’s understand this, the Democrat party was made heinous, disgusting and idiotic Nazi references and accusations against the GOP, not once, not twice, but three times in the last week. The Democrat party took God and Jerusalem out of their platform in the DNC convention, yet Jews vote overwhelming vote for Democrats. Makes all the sense in the world. Not.
Democrats Continue Nasty Nazi Comments … SC Democratic Party Compared Gov. Nikki Haley (SC-R) to Adolf Hitler Mistress Eva Braun
What ever happened to that civility that President Barack Obama called for when he traveled to Tucson, AZ following the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords that left six dead and 14 injured? Obama stated, “We can do better”. Really Mr. President, you might want to start by reining in your own party. Talk about leading from behind, President Obama cannot control his own party, is it any wonder he has failed America.
In yet another display of complete ignorance and vile behavior, Democrats have compared another Republican to Nazi’s at the RNC convention in Charlotte, NC. Dick Harpootlian, the South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, made the comment that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley “She was down in the bunker à la Eva Braun.” Of course Braun was the mistress of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Sick.
“The latest offender is Dick Harpootlian, the South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, whose outrageous words I will not repeat,” said former Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.) in a statement released by the Romney campaign. “In recent days, we’ve seen similarly disgraceful statements from a top Kansas Democratic delegate and from the chairman of the California Democratic Party.
“President Obama has called for civility in American politics. If his call is to be taken seriously, it’s time for the President to rein in those of his supporters and allies who are trivializing Nazism while also shamelessly trampling on the most basic rules of American political discourse.”
Harpootlian made the comments in reference to a Republican National Committee rapid-response center in the basement of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
“She was down in the bunker à la Eva Braun,” he said.
Earlier in the week, California Democrat Party chair John Burton compared the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. GOP Presidential nominee called on Team Obama to tamp it down on the Nazi comments. Ya think? However, don’t hold your breathe Mitt, these folks are just some of the most vile, rotten human beings that will say anything without the slightest bit of compassion or caring.
Mitt Romney’s campaign issued a statement Wednesday demanding Democratic officials “cease and desist from comparing those with whom they disagree to Nazis” after the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party compared Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) to Adolf Hitler mistress Eva Braun.
Jamming Wearing Fool seconds the notion that Dems at this convention are just vile creatures as they state, “Hey, they trample upon their own delegates. Smearing Republicans all day, every day is nothing. Heck, this rockhead Harpootlian even doubled down.” And that is exactly what Harpootlian did. He felt no apology was needed. Just plain sick. But if you boo God, what else would one expect?
The Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton Compares GOPs To Nazi Propaganda Chief Joseph Goebbels (VIDEO)
I guess this is what President Barack Obama was talking about when he referenced civility in politics … Welcome to Obama “Hope and Change” in 2012.
John Burton, the Chairman of the California Democratic Party provided more smear politics yesterday when he compared the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Democrat John Burton took the high road, for Moonbat Democrats, and smeared GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for “lying” about the Janesville GM Plant, even though Paul Ryan was not lying.
The Chairman of the California Democratic Party already had political pundits, delegates and rivals buzzing a day before the Democratic National Convention formally opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, after telling KCBS Radio exclusively that Republican tactics had been akin to Nazi propaganda.
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton told KCBS Monday in Charlotte. “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.”
LISTEN TO A DEMOCRAT LOON IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Really? The DNC Convention has just begun and we have Democrats acting with such vile behavior. But should it really come as a surprise to the Republican party? As alliterated at Powerline, put a bunch for freaks together in one place and you get a freak show. Mitt Romney has been called in political ads, by Democrat pundits and surrogates of Obama a felon, a tax cheat, and a murderer. One would naturally think that being compared to a Nazi was right up their ally.
UPDATE I: The GOP demands an apology for outrageous Nazi comment. California Democrat Chair Burton makes an non-apology apology regarding the Nazi propaganda comment.
UPDATE: In response to the uproar over his (below) comments Monday, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton issued this statement:
“To correct press reports of my recent comments about Republican lies, I did not call Republicans Nazis nor would I ever. In fact, I didn’t even use the word.
“If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie – I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment.”
Really, this is the demeanor of the lunatic LEFT and their idea of an apology? I guess it all depends of what Hitler, is? You would compare some one to a Nazi propagandist by name, but claim that you did not call them a Nazi. It is really sad what the Democrat party has become. The Moonbats have become the main stream in the party.
The Gateway Pundit states, “Their policies suck. The economy is in shambles. They bet the farm on the Stimulus and it failed. They’ve hit rock bottom.” That pretty much sums it up in a “NUT” shell.
Maine Governor LePage Comments on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Calls Obama’s New IRS Agents … the ‘new Gestapo’
Not a tax, eh Barack Obama … then why would one put the IRS in charge to enforce Obamacare? Cuz nothing says tax like the IRS.
Governor Paul LePage of Maine described the new IRS agents in charge of enforcing Obamacare as the “new Gestapo” as he blasted President Barack Obama’s health care law, known as Obamacare/Obamatax, in his weekly radio address. LePage commented that the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare has made America less free. You think?
Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama’s health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”
The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans not insured by their employers or Medicaid to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns. The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was the subject of a multi-state lawsuit, but was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
LePage said the court decision has “made America less free.”
“We the people have been told there is no choice,” he said. “You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo — the IRS.”
There has been Democrat outrage regarding LePage’s comments and the Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant has asked for an apology. Really dude, there are many people who thought the IRS is the Gestapo long before Gov. LePage’s reference. As the Gateway Pundit reminds us, the Obama administration is building up the IRS by another 16,500 agents to enforce Obamacare. So it is not a tax, eh Democrats? Then why is the IRS in charge of enforcing Obamacare, hmm?
Oh the hypocrisy and double standard of the LEFT and the MSM …
It is just another case of the MSM double standard. Far Leftist, Hollywood darling Susan Sarandon called Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi and is praised by moonbats world wide. However, when it came to Hank Williams Jr. making an analogy and not actually calling President Obama or House Speaker John Boehner while on Fox & Friends, Williams was fired from his gig with ESPN’s Monday Night Football intro … “ARE YOU READY FOR SOME DOUBLE STANDARDS!”
Susan Sarandon called Pope Benedict XVI a ‘Nazi’ last weekend while discussing Catholic teaching on the death penalty.
Those are harsh words from the Catholic girl who played a well known nun, Sr. Helen Prejean, in Dead Man Walking, a popular 1995 film depicting Prejean’s anti-death penalty ministry and activism.
During an event at the Hamptons Film Festival, Sarandon said she had sent a copy of the book “Dead Man Walking” in hopes that the late Pope John Paul II would elevate the issue of the death penalty in church teaching. According to reports, Sarandon said she sent the book to “The last [pope]. Not this Nazi one we have now.”
Of course Hank Williams Jr’s famous “All my rowdy friends are here on Monday Night was discontinued by ESPN and MNF for his remarks, what are the odds that Susan Sarandon will get a movie deal after hers? So far there is no truth to the rumor that Susan Sarandon will be cutting a demo tape for the new intro to MNF.
OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTERS, NAZI’S AND COMMUNISTS … OH MY!!! OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE STEPPED IN IT THIS TIME …
Not only does President Barack Obama and Democrats support the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest movement, it appears that they have two move organizations that have come on board. The American Nazi party throws its support behind the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ folks. To second the Gate Way Pundit, Wow, just Wow! I will also add in a YIKES!
Check this out from Weasel Zippers as we will not be linking to the actual source for obvious reasons.
The “Occupy Wall Street” Movement — WhiteHonor
The foremost authority on National Socialism in America has this to say about “Occupy” [ANP leader Rocky Suhayda — ed.] :
What is really MISSING — is the “MOVEMENT” from these popular protests — its time to pull WN heads out of their collective ass’s, and JOIN IN the attack on Judeo-Capitalism. What do you suggest? That WN Working Class White people DEFEND the Judeo-Capitalists? IF the “movement” wasn’t so PATHETIC it would be OUT THERE — LEADING these protests! The fact that its these “lefties” as you call them, who are picking up the ball and running with it — only shows how much more in tune THEY are with the fed up masses of White Workers, than the fossilized, reactionary “right-wing”. WHO holds the WEALTH and POWER in this country — the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO is therefore the #1 ENEMY who makes all this filth happen — the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO therefore do WN need to FIGHT? My heart is right there with these people, perhaps someday the “movement” will SHOW the same COURAGE and DEDICATION that these people OUT THERE FIGHTING are SHOWING!
Sincerely, ROCKY SUHAYDA Hail Victory! 88!
But wait, its not only the Nazi’s that support the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, its the Communists as well.
Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have supported the Occupy Wall Street crowd, really? They support hate and Anti-semitism? Seriously? Wasn’t it Nancy Pelosi that said the Tea Party carried swastikas (VIDEO)? Where is Pelosi now, hell the Occupy Wall Street protesters have the backing of the American Nazi party … um, those folks actually do carry swastikas.
This is what Obama, Pelosi and Democrats are supporting? I do not want to hear that it is just one or two people that are expressing these views, the Occupy crowd has the backing of entire hate organizations. The Tea Party was branded racists because of one fictitious individual who supposedly spit on Pelosi et all, even though it was never proved. How can any one not say that the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters are not racist? For a party that is so supposedly against racism, how do Democrats support a movement that is backed by the American Nazi party?
Remember this diddy from Nancy Pelosi … when she called Town Hall Tea party folks ‘AstroTurf” and said that they were carrying swastika and other symbols. What do you say now Nancy regarding the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters?